30 October Sergeant William Ruger Receives Award from NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee October 30, 2019 By Patrick Mangan Police Department 0 New Windsor Police Sergeant William Ruger was awarded the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Chair Award for 2019 for his leadership as our grant project director of the Police Traffic Services (“PTS”) grant. New Windsor Police Sergeant William Ruger was awarded the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Chair Award for 2019 for his leadership as our grant project director of the Police Traffic Services (“PTS”) grant. Sgt. Ruger was recognized for his effective use of NYS grant funds in increasing motorist awareness of vehicle & traffic laws and for reducing personal injury motor vehicle crashes in New Windsor by 21% over the past year. He was also recognized for his innovative and productive use of grant funding to conduct nighttime traffic checkpoints to enforce & educate motorists in the area of child passenger safety. During just two of these nighttime traffic checkpoints conducted in 2019, an astonishing 45 child restraint violations were observed by Officers and enforcement action was taken. The GTSC Chair Award is presented annually to an individual and their organization for having made efficient use of public resources and for producing programs that are innovative, superior and highly successful in promoting traffic safety. This year’s award was presented on October 24, 2019 at the NYS Highway Safety Symposium in Albany, New York. Pictured in the photo is Sgt. William Ruger (L) and NYS DMV Commissioner & Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Mark J.F. Schroeder (R). New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss was also in attendance for the award presentation. Related Articles Town Receives Nearly 1.6 Million Dollars in Settlement Funds from DEA Investigation New Windsor Town Supervisor Stephen A. Bedetti and Police Chief Daniel Valeri are proud to announce that the town has received nearly 1.6 million dollars in settlement funds as part of a long Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. Recently retired New Windsor Police Detective Michael Schwartz spearheaded the involvement of our police department as a long-standing member of the DEA Drug Task Force. This money will be used for future drug related investigations and to further invest in our police department. Thank you to retired Detective Schwartz and our entire police department for all they do to keep New Windsor safe on a daily basis. Much of their hard work goes unnoticed but New Windsor residents should feel better knowing our police department is continually working to make our town a better place on a daily basis. Notice of Public Hearing on 5/4/22 - Amend Town Code - Vehicles & Traffic Law Click HERE for the Notice of Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to Chapter 280 of the Town Code of the Town of New Windsor entitled "Vehicles & Traffic Law". Click HERE to view the proposed Local Law amending Chapter 280 of the Town Code of the Town of New Windsor, entitled "Vehicles and Traffic" to prohibit parking on Plympton Street from Ledyard Street to Walsh Avenue. New Windsor awarded two grants totaling $15,500,000 Supervisor Meyers is pleased to announce that the Town of New Windsor has been advised by New York State that the town has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $15,500,000. One grant was awarded by the state for the ongoing expansion and upgrading of the town’s wastewater treatment plant and the other grant was awarded for upgrading one of our buildings used by our senior citizens. The wastewater treatment grant of $15,000,000 is going to have a positive impact for our taxpayers in the town’s sewer districts. The second grant of $500,000 will be used for repairs and upgrades of the Marasco Center building utilized by our senior citizens. I want to acknowledge all the hard work by our staff in putting together the necessary grant applications and in particular our town attorney’s office and the town’s engineer Mike Weeks from McGoey, Hauser and Edsall Engineering. Job well done by all! Update from Supervisor Meyers: NWPD Bike Patrol, Dog Park & New K9 Officer From Supervisor Meyers: We are introducing a few new additions for New Windsor that have been in planning stages for a couple of months. Beginning tomorrow, July 6, a police bicycle patrol will begin in our housing developments. We have had six of our officers in training for this detail. I think it is important for our officers to interact with our residents on a regular basis. My belief is that this type of patrol will be helpful in accomplishing that goal. The officers assigned to this detail are anxious to get started. There is a schedule of the dates and locations of these patrols and all our housing developments are included. Lieutenant Fred Fayo will provide oversight of this unit. The bikes will be rack mounted on a marked police vehicle and the officer will determine when and how long to patrol on the bike. I have heard repeatedly from our residents that they do not know any of the police officers, and I hope that this will create positive interaction for our residents with our officers. I have been discussing a town dog park for New Windsor for a number of weeks and the park is now a reality. The park is located at our San G Park on Union Ave across from Heritage school. There are two sections for different size dogs and both have shade structures and water bowl filling stations. The gate key required for use of the dog park will be available at the town clerk’s office starting on Thursday, July 8. In addition, as of this past Friday, we have a new K-9 unit assigned to our police patrol unit. Officer Joe Bell and his partner Duke graduated after months of training and will now be on patrol helping to keep New Windsor a safe place for all of us. Notice of Public Hearing on 4/6/22 - Amend Town Code - Vehicles & Traffic Law Click HERE for the Notice of Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to Chapter 280 of the Town Code of the Town of New Windsor entitled "Vehicles & Traffic Law". Click HERE to view the proposed Local Law amending Chapter 280-8(A) of the Town Code of the Town of New Windsor, entitled "Vehicles and Traffic". Feb 4th-Water service interruption for Summit Dr (from Ona Ln to Parkdale Dr) Due to a leak repair, water service will be interrupted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from approximately 9 AM to 4 PM in the following locations: Summit Dr (from Ona Ln to Parkdale Dr) A boil water advisory will follow. See full advisory by clicking HERE. Comments are closed.